The Wenchi Municipal office of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has take up education and sensitization of vulganizers in the area on causes of road fatalities and their contribution to ensure collective prevention.
The issue of road safety rest not on only drivers and other road users, but car tyre servicers play a vital role, hence the initiative to educate the tyre repairers through radio, Mr. Frank Adu, the Wenchi DVLA manager said.
In an interview, he said the project was to give them in-depth knowledge on their job so that their services would contributed to reducing road fatalities.
According to Mr Adu, a research done about activities of vulcanizers shown that some of them over inflate tyres and that causes the tyre to burst on the road and results in road accident because of improper way of servicing.
Some he cited was improper functioning gauge, the use of kenkey and dirty oil for the tyre repair activities and the unknown dangers such things poses to cars.
Mr. Adu stated the five weeks radio sensitization for both drivers and vulganizers covers areas including “how to detect required pressure of tyre to avoid below or over inflation”.